Redemption | Russian River Brewing Company

RedemptionRedemption
BA SCORE
4.02/5
1,663 Ratings
RedemptionRedemption
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.15%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 05-09-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,205
Reviews:
566
Ratings:
1,663
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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307
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Photo of Sammy
3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Uncle Mattie. This is the batch 002 with no bret. It is all about yeast and a touch of funky aroma after the initial glass. Very drinkable and sessionable but not that complex. Soft on the tongue, this is a changeup for the RR brews I have had to date. Cloudy and lace.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Redemption 375ml bottle, batch 008, listed as 5.15%, opened with a pop! gentle pour into wb tulip. still created huge white head, it dissipated but stuck to the glass. Beautiful orange color with golden highlights. Nose of grass and hay, like a unfiltered farmhouse ale. I don't think there is still brett in these batches? Not too funky but a little musky. Not off putting at all. Taste of yeast, citrus, biscuit with some spice. Refreshing, even though a little dry. Dry and slightly bitter ending.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours a slightly murky orange with a beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with a slight bitterness with each sip that quickly fades from the palate. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid aromas and flavors that make this one quite easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

this is something different from russian river. at first taste i declared, "this is my least favorite russian river beer ive ever had". after reading the label and hearing it described as a belgian single (huh?!), i decided i like it quite a bit. pours cloudy and very light straw yellow color with a very bubbly white head that fades out but leaves some lacing. smells like wheat malt, sort of hefe yeast mixed with monk's yeast, and some light herbs, coriander? definitely smells like flowers, as my brother so keenly observed. flavor is very light, wheat malt type base, germanesque for a second, before relaxing into a balanced light ale with tons of great yeast happening. feel is nice, more than nice, like all of their beers, its bubbly and foaming and expansive and clean. i love the feel. body is light light light, but it works with this flavor profile. again, this aint to supplication, but its a nice drinkable blonde ale that brings a little more to the table than is common in the style. nicely done.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a shiny, cloudy golden color. Nice yeasty aroma. Good mouthfeel, citrus and yeast in the taste. Had this in a beer session with some higher ABV so this was a welcome, laid back beer. Nothing too fancy about it, but it's well balanced and refreshing with a clean finish. Not every beer has to be extreme, and this is a solid offering from RR.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high fizzy off white head that quickly died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of Belgian yeast in the nose along with some hints of sourness.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of yeast along with notes of spices and subtle hints of sourness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is lots of dryness, particularly in the finish.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink and the subtle sourness from the brett lend some complexity to the beer. This would be a good choice for someone that is just getting into sours.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

375ml brown glass bottle with a cork and wire screwcap served into a generic hefeweissbier glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high because Russian River is me favourite brewery in North America and me second favourite globally (behind Mikkeller). The bottle is vintage 2010. The only other singles I remember having are Chimay Doree and Westvleteren 6.

A: Pours a four finger head of very slight soft cream, very thin, with good retention. Colour is a dark transparent yellow. It's actually not that appealing, but I suppose it's par for the style.

Sm: Very pleasant straw, yeast, and light lemon notes. It's mild in strength but rather appealing.

T: The lemony flavour complements the simple foundation nicely, and the yeast gives it a special touch, but overall it's very simple. It's effective and balanced, but I expect more complexity and boldness coming from Russian River. Compared to other singles I've had, it's lackluster.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with a nice zesty curtail right at the end - probably its best feature. The mouthfeel complements the flavours but doesn't feel tailored to them.

Dr: It's very drinkable, suiting the style. I could certainly down it all night, but at its high price point and limited quality, I wouldn't want to. I think in fairness, Russian River did what they could within the style, but it's just not up to snuff compared to other beers I've tried from them.

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4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle graciously shared by kmpitz2...

Cork pops and the ale starts to rapidly foam into a nearby glass. The foam sparkles slightly, like dish soap almost. A good three fingers of foam rises to form irregular peaks and crags. Lacing galore. Tiny racing rivulets of carbonation make their speedy way to the surface. Liquid is a hazy golden tone.

Inital olfactory impression of wet stones, damp basement, with a healthy dose of Brett funkiness. Fairly subdued, it's merely present and not horsey or ripe.

Tart apple, vague lemon and spice, Brett again, with a fleeting earthiness. Mildly bitter hops. It hits the palate slightly prickly, then evaporates into sublime dryness. The effect is crisp and refreshing, with a champagne-like velvet character.

The 4.8% abv on the bottle isn't at all apparent, making for an exceptionally refreshing session ale. Now tracking down more is my new task...

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Photo of brentk56
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 002

Appearance: Pours a hazy light golden color with a thin, but rocky head that persists as a film and leaves a reasonable amount of lace

Smell: Fruity (pear, green apple), yeasty with a modicum of peppery spice

Taste: Opens with a tangy light fruit flavor, with green apple and pear flavors forward; by mid-palate, the flavor gets more lemoney and sour; after the swallow, the lemon flavors recede for the moment, leaving the yeasty and fruity flavors in command; at the very end, the lemon flavor provides a puckerish finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with buoyant carbonation

Drinkability: Extraordinarily drinkable, with plenty of complexity; I like the way it stays dry throughout

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Photo of oline73
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a finger of fluffy white head. The head dissipates quickly leaving just a trace.

Smell: I'm picking up the malt with a trace of citrus and some spice from the yeast. Smells very nice.

Taste: Doesn't have a super strong taste. There is a very crisp malt flavor along with a hint of citrus, just like the smell. At the finish I'm picking up spice from the Belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thin body with a medium high level of carbonation. The bubbles are very delicate and the finish is somewhat dry.

Overall: The only problem I have with this beer is that it tastes and feels a bit watery. The flavors balance very well, I just wish there was a bit more.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of zeff80
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Poured out a slightly hazy, golden yellow color with a one-finger, white head of foam. The head crackled and then receded leaving behind wisps of white lace on the glass.

S - Almost smells wild - some mild funk and barnyard aromas with a yeasty kick. There is a mild aroma of grains, too.

T - Yeast hits you first with a bitter bite. Nice grain flavor mixed with some fruitiness. The funkiness is very mild.

M - It was crisp, very sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This truly is a sessionable Belgian-style ale that is absolutely delicious.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle (Courtesy of Jimbowood): Poured slightly hazy yellowish ale with a super huge foamy head with great retention. Perfect aroma of Brett is very nice with dry hops and some floral malt. Taste is mildly sour at first with some nice floral peak and ends with a dry finish. Body is quite full which kind of surprise me because of the low ABV I was expecting some light beer. Overall, this is a truly wonderful beer and I very much appreciated the fact that even though the alcohol is low enough the taste and body are reasonably strong.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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